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CNN
Sep 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
are gathering right now for the 66th annual u.n. general assembly. why the stakes couldn't be higher for the united states. i'm wolf blitzer at the u.n. you're in the situation room. >>> you're looking at live picture from the united nations. where all eyes right now are on this year's general assembly. president obama and the first lady, michele bachmann, expected to arrive in new york only minutes from now. at issue for the united states and much of the world this week, a showdown over the middle east. the palestinian authority president vowing to submit a formal application for statehood to the united nation's security council. it could have serious implications for the u.s. relationships with iz real and the arab world. much more on this part of the story coming up. >>> let's get to the president's plan it slash trillions of dollars through the national debt. a plan he says will do the right thing. >> either we ask the wealthiest americanes it pay their fair share of taxes or asking seniors to pay more thor medicare. we can't afford do both. either we gut education and medical research or we've got to reform the tax code so that most profitable corporations have to give up took loop holes that others don't get. we can't affo
CNN
Sep 16, 2011 2:00pm PDT
goal to have their own state. abbas making a renewed appeal today to the united nations before world leaders address the general assembly in new york next week. >> translator: we are going now to the united nations to demand our legitimate fight, which is to become a full member of the united nations as a state of palestine. >> united states and israel are warning u.n. membership would complicate the middle east peace process. richard roth has more on the palestini palestinian's options and obstacles. >> the nations of the world got yet another reminder from the palestinians of their desire for a state of their own. a symbolic seat from palestine was flown in, arriving in new york at u.n. headquarters, accompanied by activists. despite having pressure before the up coming debate, achieving state hood on the world stage is not as easy as staging a photo op. this is the potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security counsel, though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle. under the rules of the organization and u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from
CNN
Sep 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> very quickly, i know you've been watching this a vote in the united nations general assembly that's coming up that would declare a palestinian state. what should the president of the united states do when it comes to that resolution? >> that starts a war process. that's the first step toward further delegitimatation of israel. he should make it clear to every country in the u.n., including the palestinian authority, this is going to be very expensive to you in every way the united states can make it expensive. >> a direct warning, is that a good idea? >> he should veto it, stand with israel and he should encourage the palestinians and israelis to sit side by side, across from each other, secretary clin has dispatched david hale and david ross to the region. i was in the region this summer, wolf, i can tell you, i sat down with the prime minister on many occasions. >> of israel? >> right. he's ready to negotiate with the palestinians. it's time to negotiate. we don't need any more gimmicks. >> we'll see what happens. i'll be reporting from new york all week. thanks very much. looking
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
here in new york city. president obama is here for the united nations general assembly, at the same time former president clinton is presiding over his clinton global initiative. this afternoon i sat down with the former president for a wide ranging interview. i asked about a controversial remark by one of his former top campaign advisers. you know, james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time, he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just, sees what's happening, that special election here in new york city. you see carville is right? >> no. i think the first -- it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did when we just announced the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and their pension funds and their allies are doing what the banking system should be doing, they're out there, they are funding major building retrofits and they're going to put thousands and thousands and
CNN
Sep 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
his case before the general assembly. we will sit down and talk to him about it. first, let's go to the cnn senior united nations correspondent richard roth who is over at the u.n. with the latest. richard, how did this all play out today? >> dramatic history, wolff, with perhaps an uncertain future. electric speeches inside of the assembly hall between abbas, a netanyahu, and each making the pitch within the hall which does favor the palestinians. abbas got much more applause and several ovations from groups of different countries and it is time for a palestinian spring as he held up the application for formal statehood at the u.n. to applause. >> translator: this is a copy of the application. [ applause ] i call upon mr. secretary-general to expedite transmittal of all requests to the security council. i call upon the distinguished members of the security council to vote in favor of our full membership. >> reporter: the security council now has that statement, and will hold a meeting on monday. first initial meeting behind closed doors and no votes and no decisions expected. the israeli leader says he wants peace with the p
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 2:00pm PDT
president also delivered a major address before the u.n. general assembly. >> that's rig, wolf. the palestinians continue pressing their case here at the united nations and it was the most dramatic issue the president addressed in his speech today with repeated the theme, peace is hard. the president trumpeted progress -- >> at the end of this year, america's military operation in iraq will be over. osama bin laden is gone. >> and warned of challenges ahead. >> where we stand with the syrian people or their oppressors. >> what so many were listening for was this. >> we seek a future where palestinians live in a sovereign sate of their own. >> how would we explain his opposition to the palestinian push for state hood at the united nations? >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions tat united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the most striking? >> let us be honest with ourselves. israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against them. a small country of less than 8 million people look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map. >> words we
CNN
Sep 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT
unthinkable. >> if you were president and you had to deal with the united nations general assembly vote in the coming days that would call for the creation of a palestinian state, what would you do about it? >> you start a long time ago. this would have been avoided or. >> kevin: been avoided in my view had the president made it clear from the very outset that we stand by israel. that we lock arm and arm. instead, the president tried to communicate to the palestinians and others that support their effort that, well, there may be some distance between us and israel. look, you stand by your allies. you show that you're united. that's the best way to keep people from taking adventurous activity. >> good luck, governor. we'll stay in close touch. >> thanks, wolf. good to be with you. >> why is newt gingrich comparing himself to bill clinton, jimmy carter and george mcgovern? you're going to find out next. # are you curious about new ideas? do you want to learn a new language, or just a new word? maybe you want to know more about anatomy, or astronomy. you could master something new, or unco
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 2:00pm PDT
controversial, most protests at united nations. today's address by the iranian president ahmadinejad was certainly no exception. for 30 minutes he lambasted the united states and its western allies, prompting a mass walkout by many diplomats in the general assembly. what is different this year is ahmadinejad's standing at home in iran, we're taking a closer look. cnn's brian todd working the story for us. what's going on with ahmadinejad inside iran? >> reporter: wolf, analysts say he's had internal struggles with the man who is once his chief backer, supreme leader. ahmadinejad needs to build capital at home and in the broader middle east, and observers say speeches like this help him do that, even if many find them outrageous. it was classic ahmadinejad. less than seven minutes in, iran's president blasted the u.s. and other western powers, though not by name. >> translator: who abducted forcefully tens of millions of people from their homes in africa and other regions of the world during the dark period of slavery. who used the mysterious september 11th incident as a pretext to attack afghanistan and iran. >> reporter: he made this reference -- >> translator: who use atopic bomb against defenseless people. >> reporter: but he never mentioned his ow
CNN
Sep 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
united nations general assembly. at the same time, clinton was presiding over his clinton global initiative. i sat down with him for a wide-ranging interview and i asked him about a controversial remark by one of his former top cam taken advisors. james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time. he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just seeing what is happening on special election here in new york city. you think carville is right? >> no. i think that, first, it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did now when we just announced at the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and pension fans and allies are doing what the banking system should be doing. they're out there -- they are funding major building retro fits. they're going to put thousands and thousands of people to work. and that's what i think we should do. >> you're talking about pittsburgh and san diego, or
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